Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

excellent cruise

Sail Date: December 01, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

ship was very clean, seemed efficient, excellent casino, room
steward was above average, pools were always open and clean.
Main dining was very timely and efficient, food was always
at least satisfactory frequently excellent, no lines in casual
dining. Specialty restaurant Chops was excellent in both food and service. Specialty restaurant Portofino was very good. Would have liked a bigger stateroom but ship was fully booked 8 months in advance. New shower door worked very well, no wet floors.

Pros: overall warmth of the crew, main dining food & service, overall food

Cons: entertainment such as bands,

Recommends Jewel of the Seas? Yes!

deck bands were below average. Casino staff was excellent.We didn't use a lot of the other entertainment venues.
Food and Dining
We have tried four other lines, (including high end lines) we liked this food the best of all of them overall.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
crew was very good overall. very few grumps.
Ship Quality
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
good shopping, availability of taxis, port was VERY organized. We will have to try another beach next time, Meagan's Bay is getting crowded. No hassle island.
Don't Miss: Meagan's bay, voted one of 10 best in world.
Nassau, Bahamas
Big surprise, we had a ball. We winged it, took visitor center advice and went snorkeling at Blue Hole. Very reasonable, very warm and caring crew. Excellent fish viewing. Excellent shopping downtown. Conch Fritters was good.
Don't Miss: Snorkeling at Blue Hole.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
we love St. Maartin, best shopping, best beach, Orient Bay. Always lots to do on St. Maartin. Can't wait to go back again for our third trip!
Road Town, Tortola, B.V.I.
This was our only reserved excursion. The on-shore agency was badly disorganized. Beach was very good. I'm sure there are better places on this island for snorkeling. We would have been better off just using a taxi.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
We didn't do a lot in San Juan, we should have researched it more. Very efficient no charge trolley system, works great!
Don't Miss: See one of the forts, great history

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